Metal rollers and T stands

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brown329, May 3, 2012.

  1. brown329

    brown329 New Member

    Anyone still using these in the unload? Supposed to be getting extendos.
  2. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    We use them at Christmas time in the unload. All the extra routes that are put in in between the belts need rollers and stands.
  3. uber

    uber Guest

    Where are you at? Sounds like the dinosaur ages. Must be a small center?
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Same here.
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Man you youngens with these power extendos got it easy.
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Youngens don't need extendo. It's us old guys that do.
  7. working up a sweat

    working up a sweat Active Member

    The hub I work in was built in 1997. Country club compared to previous set up. 1987-1997 was an old World War 2 hanger. 1997 to present next door is a state of the art UPS Hub.
  8. uber

    uber Guest

    I'm working in a 2 year old $90 million dollar state of the art hub. Which is already starting to fall apart. I remember those days of rollers and T-stands though. I don't miss them one bit.
  9. Johnny815

    Johnny815 New Member

    We have 3 belts in my hub. When I started working there about 4 years ago, I was put on the only belt with rollers. It sucked!! I had to load the heaviest trailer with rollers or load the next trailer which was a drop-frame. Dislocated my back in that trailer. Don't miss it one bit since I went to the sort aisle.
  10. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    You dislocated your back? Sounds painful.
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Extendo's? What the hell is that? j/k. Rollers and T-stands here in the boonies.
  12. brown329

    brown329 New Member

    Paducah. It's a real old building and they really suck. What's consider a small center?
  13. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    Rollers, T-stands, load stands, and buckets to rest the rollers on so the pitch is right. Otherwise, the old "extendos" (although they are not really extendos) will literally fall out of the sockets they are in. Also, irregular carts are large carts with 5 to 7 small wheels, so that any large amount of weight put on them results in them grinding (as opposed to rolling) across the floor; more often than not, they just fall over because of some point of resistance.

    But .. I digress.
  14. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

  15. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

    We had a feeder driver once that couldn't get the legs of his pup to come down so he called his sup.... He was told to use jack stands till a mech was available.... So he saw the t stands and put one under it.... Then decided one wasn't enough so he put 2 and dropped the pup!! Need I say more!?
  16. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    hehehehehehehehe :winks:

    He said chubby. heheheheheheheheheeeeee
  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    ‚ÄčOur local sort uses rollers and t's everyday.
  18. badpal.

    badpal. avoiding brown kool-aid

    Our primary belt got extendos about 3 yrs ago...local sort still uses rollers and t-stands. Don't miss it one bit!
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    OUr whole little center has one belt. Reverse for local sort, forward for preload. 3 doors for feeders. 16 or so doors for package cars. Mechanic in the corner. Women's room is one toilet, five lockers. Men's room has two, but they actually have a locker room. Picnic table under the stairwell(for the attic) for the break area.

    That's how small my center is. I wish I had known that you need to be careful where you apply, as you can't transfer. Like Hell, you are there FOREVER!!!!!!!
  20. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Our center has 4 or 5 belts, we will not get extendos until we move to a new building, which will not happen in my career.